Published Thursday 24 May 2012
The TCF Fraud and Revenue Assurance Working Party (the Working Party), was set up last year following the merger of the TCF and the Telecommunications Industry Group. In March this year it held its second quarterly seminar for the industry, with presentations from the Insurance Council and Dunn & Bradstreet on how other industries share data on fraudulent activity.
The TCF operates a telecommunications Fraud Incident Database which allows members to input incidents of fraud. Improving the use of this system is a major focus of this working party.
The Working Party is soon to discuss the issue of blacklisting numbers of stolen handsets. This issue would take a collective approach to implement but could result in benefits for those users that lose their phones, and are faced with charges on their account.